People have the right to directly access, in a standardised format, data held on them by data controllers so they can understand what is held about them, by whom, correct errors and reuse the data elsewhere.
In Australia, various energy providers allow you to download energy consumption data from their online portal.
United Kingdom: midata, is a programme that promotes data portability around personal banking information
Accessing this data alone isn’t enough to understand it. A service may be needed to interpret the data and make it readable by people.
Format is crucial: data locked in print or pdf publications can be hard to reinterpret.
Issues around child data and people who have power of attorney over someone are difficult to resolve.